Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ new Bollywood title Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva, directed and written by Ayan Mukerji and starring Indian Superstar Ranbir Kapoor along with British India-born actress Alia Bhatt, has achieved the highest opening for an Original Hindi film at the UK Box Office in 2022. The film released in UK cinemas on 9th September.
It was classified by the British Board of Film Classification with a 12A rating and released in the UK and Ireland in 217 locations in three languages and various versions; Original Hindi in 2D, 3D, and 2D IMAX; dubbed Tamil and Telugu in 2D.
Disney released the film in the UK and Ireland market for its subsidiaries, acquired during the Disney-Fox merger, 20th Century Studios UK and Star Studios.
Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva made its debut at the UK Box Office at No.4 and collected a total of £516,942.77 over three days with no paid previews, bringing in a good site average of £2,382.22. The action-adventure sci-fi movie also topped the global Box Office charts for the weekend 9th-11th September. Additionally, it’s currently the highest Original Hindi opener at the UK Box Office since the pandemic started in 2020.
The first installment of the Astraverse, Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva, has raked in higher collections from the UK and Ireland territory than the widest-ever Indian release Laal Singh Chaddha (11th August 2022), which was distributed by Paramount Pictures UK in 350 locations and opened at £411,189, including paid previews.
Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva is also the highest opener ever in the UK for an Original Hindi film starring Alia Bhatt, who this year enjoyed global Box Office success with Gangubai Kathiawadi and RRR.
Paramount’s Laal Singh Chaddha is still showing in select UK cinemas in its 5th weekend. The Aamir Khan starrer collected £4,338 from 15 locations over the weekend of 9th-11th September, with a site average of £289.20. The total gross of the film so far stands at £861,681, making it the highest grossing Original Hindi film at the UK Box Office for 2022.
Other Indian titles which opened on 9th September include Oke Oka Jeevitham – £ 20,565 from 45 locations, Pathonpatham Noottandu – £8,741.71 from 59 locations, Captain – £7,753 from 22 locations, Teri Meri Gal Ban Gayi – £3,373.51 from 15 locations, Kanam – £221.42 from 8 locations, and Batch 2013 – £183.30 from 6 locations
Box Office Data is compiled and supplied by comscore.